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An event marking what would have been Hu Yaobang's 100th birthday is held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov. 20. (Xinhua/Kyodo)
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Why Xi honored a deposed reformer

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- China's leadership in November marked what would have been the 100th birthday of Hu Yaobang, the late former general secretary of the Communist Party. Hu's legacy as a "right wing" reformer remains a taboo subject. Yet all seven members of the Politburo Standing Committee, including President Xi Jinping, turned out for a roundtable discussion held in his honor at the Great Hall of the People.

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